Population genetic analysis of Chinese Zhuang and Mulao minorities using AGCU-X19 STR kit
To investigate the genetic variation and forensic efficiency of 19 X-STR loci in the Zhuang and Mulao minorities, we calculated allele frequencies, forensic parameters, and haplotype frequencies of 405 Zhuang and 234 Mulao unrelated healthy individuals from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. Furthermore, we analyzed the population genetic differentiations between the two minorities and other reported Chinese populations.
KeywordsForensic efficiency Genetic variation X-chromosomal STR Zhuang people Mulao people
The authors sincerely thank Chunlei Feng and Hong Liu for helping us analyze population data.
This work was supported by the Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou, China (No. 201707010486) and Public Research Program of China Institute of Forensic Science (No. 2016CSEEKFKT03).
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Before sampling, we have obtained informed consent letters from all volunteers. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Southern Medical University.
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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